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Hills hosts free education seminars

Established for well over 20 years, Hills Financial Planning believes in treating clients as people, not just as a number. Their hands on philosophy makes the company one of the most highly respected amongst financial advisers in the country and in 2017 they will be continuing their expansion plans with bigger premises and new additions to the team – so watch this space!

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Stephanie’s skydive raises funds for Macmillan Unit

Stephanie’s skydive raises funds for Macmillan Unit

A Ballymena woman has presented the proceeds of her charity tandem skydive which raised a fabulous £1,821 for the Macmillan unit in Antrim.

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Free training on dementia offered for informal caregivers

People in East Antrim caring for someone with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual in a series of courses being run locally by Alzheimer’s Society.

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Launch-time: The  Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival will take place at Shanes Castle over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25.

Game on! Shane’s Castle all set for Game Fair and Fine Food Festival

The annual Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival will take place at Shane’s Castle this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25.

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Horticulturist Colin McKnight (left) receives his Northern Ireland Civil Service Professional of the Year Award 2017 from Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Sir Malcolm McKibbin.

Lecturer wins top civil service award

Horticulturist Colin McKnight has won the Northern Ireland Civil Service Professional of the Year Award 2017.

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Cadets playing part in unique poppy project

Cadets from Glengormley Detachment, 1st (NI) Battalion Army Cadet Force, have been hard at work on a unique project as part of the Volunteering Section for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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‘Northern Lights’ Melisma Concert

‘Northern Lights’ Melisma Concert

On the longest evening of the year, June 24, Melisma - an eight voice a cappella group, will be performing Northern Lights - music from countries far enough North to see the Aurora Borealis, such as Northern Ireland, in St. Molua’s Church, Upper Newtownards Road, at 7.30pm.

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SPAR stores in the local area are mixing together the perfect ingredients to produce a huge Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party this Saturday, June 24.

Retailers ready for Marie Curie tea party fundraiser

SPAR stores in the local area are mixing together the perfect ingredients to produce a huge Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party this Saturday, June 24.

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Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Is this the best picnic spot in Northern Ireland?

The best picnic location in Northern Ireland has been revealed on National Picnic Week.

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Chris McNaghten is organising an AWARE Mood Walk in Glenarm on July 18 to get local people talking about mental health.

Chris hopes Mood Walk will make people AWARE of mental health

On the surface it seems hard to believe that former Ireland’s strongest man junior champion, Chris McNaghten, suffers with depression, but this gentle giant has been struggling with the debilitating disorder for nearly a decade.

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EHA Group have partnered with Harryville Primary school to enter the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding competition launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Harryville pupils get on board with turning hoardings into art

A Ballymena primary school has answered a construction firm’s call to get creative and make their site a work of art.

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M&S Ballymena staff pictured with Ballymena Gateway Club members and volunteers at their summer outing.

Marks and Spencer volunteers ‘make it matter’ in Ballymena

Staff of Marks & Spencers Ballymena have shown they are determined to ‘Make it Matter’ in the community.

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Members of the Ballymena Guide Dogs fundraising team - Torie Tennant, Liz Taylor and Anne McKeown) -pictured at the special awards ceremony hosted by Guide Dogs NI with their award for Maximising Impact. (Submitted Picture).

Volunteers celebrated at Guide Dog Awards

The amazing efforts of Ballymena Guide Dogs NI volunteers have been recognised at a special awards ceremony in Belfast hosted by the society.

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Graduate Martina launches ‘Be Unique Drama School’

Graduate Martina launches ‘Be Unique Drama School’

Ballymoney girl, Martina McAfee, has just launched her new business ‘Be Unique Drama School’.

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Females lay up to two eggs in their nest and they are incubated by both parents for 30 to 40 days.

Penguin chicks hatch at Belfast Zoo

Just in time for Father's Day, nine pentoo penguin chicks have just hatched at Belfast Zoo.

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Staff of M&S Junction One have renovated the Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary Charity Shop in Antrim town.

M&S volunteers give Animal Sanctuary shop a make-over

Colleagues at M&S in Junction One have given a charity shop in Antrim town a much needed makeover.

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Trainee film-maker Emma Kelly from Antrim.

Emma calls ‘Action!’ on film-making

An Antrim woman is one of a number of young film-makers working on the Cinemagic feature film ‘Grace and Goliath’ which has just gone into production.

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Councillor Audrey Wales, former Mid & East Antrim Mayor, pictured launching  the Dalriada Wife Carrying Competition with strong man Chris McNaughton.

Carry your wife for chance to go to Prague

Dalriada Festival is introducing a new and novel competition to its 2017 programme which will give one lucky couple the chance to get carried away to Prague.

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